Sports Complex Ranked Best Soccer Facility in U.S.

The City of Goldsboro is proud to announce the newly opened Bryan Multi-Sports Complex has been named one of the top rated soccer facilities in the nation according to Connect Sports.

“This national recognition reassures that which we already knew — we have one of the most unique sporting venues in the country right here in Goldsboro, North Carolina,” said Randy Guthrie, Goldsboro city manager. “It’s all thanks to the persistent efforts of Seymour Johnson AFB, the U.S. Air Force, and the generous sponsors, such as the Bryan Foundation. With their help, Goldsboro continues on its course towards economic growth and improved quality of life.”

Connect Sports is a senior leader in sports destination marketing and event management. From advertising to education, Connect Sports is the go-to source for improving the way in which sports benefits communities across the country.

“At the start of the project, the city didn’t set out to win awards. We just wanted to provide better services and amenities to our community in order to improve the quality of life,” said Ashlin Glatthar, travel and tourism director for Goldsboro-Wayne County. “Not only has the project surpassed its inherent goals, but the Bryan Multi-Sports Complex has clearly set a new standard in the industry as far as what tournament directors and athletes can and should expect out of a sports venue. It means a lot to us that a credible organization, such as Connect, recognizes the complex’s accomplishments.”

Five days after the grand opening on April 23, 2018, the City of Goldsboro and Wayne County United Soccer Club co-hosted the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) Kepner President’s State Cup, which brought in 50 teams and 1,700 visitors from across the state. The success of this tournament led to the bookings of two additional NCYSA state cups scheduled for October 27-28, 2018, and May 4-5, 2019, which will draw an estimated 50-60 soccer teams and 2,000 visitors per tournament weekend. The state’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) for youth soccer has booked the complex for several training events from November 2018 to March 2019 serving the athletes in eastern NC. Additionally, ODP will host a two-day soccer showcase on the first weekend in January 2019.


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